James Costos

Position: Director

Type: Independent

First appointment: 09/10/20


Mr. James Costos is an American diplomat who holds a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Massachusetts. He has an extensive professional career and accredited experience in different sectors such as, among others, international relations and the digital and communications sectors. From 2013 to 2017, he was the United States of America ambassador to Spain and to the Principality of Andorra. He is currently the President of Grupo Secuoya Studios in Madrid, and member of different Boards of Directors or equivalent bodies in a larger number of companies, covering many different industries, in the United States and Europe. Among others, he is a member of the Board of Directors of PJT Partners since 2017, a firm providing consulting services in investment banking; Senior Advisor of F.C. Barcelona and Senior Managing Director in the Venture Technology Group at Dentons. He is also a member of the Board of Advisory of AmCham Spain, as well as of three technological companies focused on artificial intelligence, teleportation and digital transparency. Additionally, he is a member of the Atlantic Council on Foreign Relations and of the International Council of Sponsorship of the Reina Sofia Museum Foundation.